Government to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave given to employees: WCD
CRE-23/1/2018 – Creche- Part(2)
Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 2nd November, 2018
Subject: National Minimum Guidelines for setting up and running creches under Maternity Benefit Act, 2017 – Forwarding of
The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above & to say that the Ministry of Labour & Employment has notified the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 mandating that “every establishment having fifty or more employees shall have the facility of creche within such distance as may be prescribed, either separately or along with common facilities”,
2. In this regard, to enable and facilitate the employer for establishing and managing the creche facility, the Ministry of Women & Child Development has formulated the National Minimum Guidelines for Setting Up and Running Creches under Maternity Benefit Act 2017 (copy enclosed).
3. It is requested to circulate the said guidelines to each and every employer/ institution covered under the Maternity Benefit Act thereby empowering them with the requisite know how to set up modeling the facilities with adequate provisions. A copy of the said guidelines can also be downloaded from the Ministry’s website – www.wcd.nic.in.